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To: 1Coffeehound who wrote (32449)9/15/2022 9:47:34 AM
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> The number of posts to almost all of SI's boards has fallen precipitously since its heyday. It's difficult to understand why it didn't realize that censoring discussion would lead to discussion going elsewhere.

I believe your statement ignores some important facts.

1. There is no mobile app for SI. Young people do almost everything in their smartphones these days, including read stock forums and trade on them as well. Most of the other sites either have mobile apps now, or they work well with the smartphone's browser. See reason #2.

2. SI's HTML code does not use Responsive web design (Wikipedia), so using a smartphone's web browser to access SI is just using a tiny version of the desktop/laptop version. If you've ever tried posting with it, you know how difficult it is.

3. While the simple text design of SI is great, and I love it myself, I believe it is a turn off to younger users familiar with more modern features.

Those are the basics, though many other lesser reasons exist for the stagnant user growth.
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